What happens when your love for fashion meets your love for your country? A lot of local clothing brands in the Philippines have risen and sailed their way into the public.
Here are the top 15 Philippines fashion brands that are locally made, which will make proud to be a Pinoy.
WHY IT’S HOT: Started by Malen de Jesus and Patrick Martin, The Happy Project PH is a retail specialty shop of tote bags and pouches with words of optimism and joy. Each design has encouragements on how to live with positivity and how to share happiness to others.
WHAT’S NEW: The Happy Project has a new collection, “The Happy Project x San Sebastian Basilica”. Also, The Happy Project just opened a branch at TriNoma!
WHAT WE LOVE: It is more than just a store. It actually helps PWDs or Persons with Disability. In partnership with DSWD, disabled individual craft the The Happy Project’s products, giving them different opportunities.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy Happy Pouches and Happy Totes online on their website or at their branches located in UP Town Center and Trinoma. Prices range from P120 to P860.
WHY IT’S HOT: Another one of Philippines fashion brands that are locally made is Straightforward Clothing, founded by Jerald Sze. It offers an array of classic and casual clothes, shoes, and accessories, which can compete with the other top designer brands.
WHAT’S NEW: They are now holding their Sweater Weather and Final Sale! Make sure to check their website before the it ends!
WHAT WE LOVE: Straightforward Clothing offers comfortable clothing in affordable prices. They use handcrafted premium fabric at its best.
WHERE TO BUY: You can visit their branches at UP Town Center and Marquee Mall, Pampanga. If you can’t visit their branches, you can order their products online.
WHY IT’S HOT: Locals Manila is locally-made quality apparel with a variety of items from shorts, shirts, polo, and more. They cater the needs of millennial in terms of fashion.
WHAT’S NEW: Their button downs are now up for grabs. With different designs, these button downs will make you feel chic and classy.
WHAT WE LOVE: The variety of prints available is really wonderful, especially if you just want to wear that kind of clothing, but you don’t want people to notice.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy Locals at their Facebook page, or at UP Town Center. Prices range from about P300 to P1500.
WHY IT’S HOT: A fashion and design business empowering local craft workers makes Rags2Riches one of the best Philippines fashion brands that are locally made. Their products are up-cycled materials intricately woven and turned into uniquely meaningful items.
WHAT’S NEW: They are inviting interested individual to attend a weaving workshop where you can tour their headquarters and Make Your Own Buslo or Barco Worshop. Also, their new bag collections are now available online.
WHAT WE LOVE: Rags2Riches’ products are actually environment-friendly. They use indigenous fabrics, weaved by the community artisans.
WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase the bags and pouches online or at Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Glorietta 1, Trinoma and UP Town Center. Prices are at about P1,000 to P10,000.
WHY IT’S HOT: Founded in 2011 by two friends, Sinude celebrates a woman’s need for leather bags. With Iza Calzado as their celebrity endorser, Sinude brings you the beautiful creations made from premium quality leather that can last up to 20 years.
WHAT’S NEW: Sinude have released their S/S 2016 collection, consisting of the Audrey Bag, Clavin Messenger, and Tracy Travelite.
WHAT WE LOVE: Sinude bags have a variety of use, casual and formal events. They have all bags for every occasion. Plus, you can also customize your own bag, which makes it more special.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy their bags online, or through their e-mail ([email protected])
WHY IT’S HOT: One of the Philippines’ fashion brands that are locally made, Harpoon Co is a Las Pinas-based lifestyle brand perfect for travelers, surfers, and skateboarders. It may be considered as one of the top clothing brands for men. The products are hand-crafted and are only available in limited quantities.
WHAT’S NEW: Harpoon Co now has different designs for its Pack N’ Tote series, like the Stripes Denim and Paradise Grassland.
WHAT WE LOVE: Harpoon Co’s bags are very functional. Its Pack N’ Tote bag can either be used as a backpack and as a shoulder bag. All bags have spaces for your laptop and gadgets and are very convenient. They also offer reversible hats.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy Harpoon Co on their website, or at the Spectrum Lifestyle Store, CommerCenter Alabang. Prices range from P680 to P3000.
WHY IT’S HOT: Another top clothing brands in the Philippines is Shoes by Kai. With the tagline Wear Your Culture, SbK is a shoe brand that promotes the use of indigenous materials through their handcrafted footwear.
WHAT’S NEW: On their Facebook page. The Cava Brogues is now available on their shop. Seems like all the others are sold out, so make sure to get yours.
WHAT WE LOVE: It is evident in the designs of SbK’s shoes that they are woven. Wearing these shoes and sandals screams that you are proud to be a Pinoy.
WHERE TO BUY: You can message them on their Facebook page for orders. Prices are at P1000 and above or visit their Instagram store.
Philippines fashion brands that are locally made
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WHY IT’S HOT: Wear and Bare sells handcrafted Rucksack bags and drawstring bags, which can be used for travel, for school, or for anything, actually.
WHAT’S NEW: Not all of their bags are ready for shipping, so some of their bags are for pre-order. They also have their #StreetSeries collection available!
WHAT WE LOVE: Their bags have all the space that you need! It is really useful when you travel since you can stash everything you bring.
WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase these bags online, or at Empire Fashion Cafe. Prices range from P399-P900.
WHY IT’S HOT: Twine and Sunshine offers these cute pouches and bags to put your money in. Their designs are written in brush calligraphy and come with cute doodles in them.
WHAT’S NEW: So far, there is nothing new on Twine and Sunshine, but you can see them regularly posting witty statements written in brush calligraphy.
WHAT WE LOVE: Twine and Sunshine also has stickers for sale. They even have Harry Potter stickers!
WHERE TO BUY: Their google form is still up so you can still buy these cute pouches! Prices range from P10-P150.
WHY IT’S HOT: Rocca Wallet is a minimalist’s first choice. Also, it is made from stone! How? Well, according to its owner Nico Ng, the wallets are made from rock papers, which have a smooth feel and are denser than regular paper.
WHAT’S NEW: Rocca Wallets just released their newest product, the Card Sleeve, which can fit up to six cards and a few bills.
WHAT WE LOVE: Each design is hand crafted and made from Rock Paper material, which will keep your cards from getting wet. Awesome!!!
WHERE TO BUY: You can get one of these wallets online, or at some Hobbes and Landes store outlets. They also have a branch in Singapore. Prices range from P650-P1000+.
WHY IT’S HOT: Your outfit is not complete without accessories. At Tali, you can buy weaved watches that are just too beautiful for words. Tali, together with Wovenjoy weaves friendship bracelets as their source of livelihood.
WHAT’S NEW: Their all-white Tali timepiece is back!
WHAT WE LOVE: All of their timepieces are chic and classy! The patterns of their straps really show the ethnic culture of our country.
WHERE TO BUY: You can view their timepieces on their Facebook page and Tumblr. They are available for P1250.
WHY IT’S HOT: One of the top Filipino fashion brands is Olivia & Diego, which started by teammates Yana Santiago and Kayan Capili after they met a Moroccan couple named Diego and Olivia in Mindanao. O&D sells handmade accessories and jewelry using upcycled materials.
WHAT WE LOVE: O&D’s colorful bracelets and necklaces are handcrafted, thus creating local jobs for local communities. Their products are also environment-friendly since they make use of upcycled materials, like old t-shirts. Their colorful designs bring life to your outfit, whatever you wear.
WHERE TO BUY: Olivia & Diego’s branches are listed HERE.
WHY IT’S HOT: Right at the heart of Cebu City, ANTHILL (Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/Ingenious Little Livelihood seekers) is another Philippines’ fashion brand that is locally made. Handcrafted by the Filipino weaving community, ANTHILL uses vintage and special fabrics for their products.
WHAT’S NEW: Their summer collection is still up! Go grab one!
WHAT WE LOVE: ANTHILL offers everything! As one of the top local clothing brands for men and women, you will find home decor, accessories, women’s dresses and skirts, men’s ties, fit for any occasion. You can buy some dresses for a casual dinner, a skirt for a formal event, or a scarf for beach wear.
WHERE TO BUY: You can check their Facebook page or Instagram for more information.
WHY IT’S HOT: The Lost Nomad is perfect for all those who want to travel with style. The Lost Nomad offers every bag for every traveller.
WHAT’S NEW: Choose any from their Sumatra Capsule collection. It’s already on their website, and is now available for sale!
WHAT WE LOVE: They also offer passport holders, card holders, bag tags, sunnies cases and key rings!
WHERE TO BUY: Check their branches on their website, or at their Facebook page !
WHY IT’S HOT: Started by Ali Sangalang and Panch Alvarez way back in 2012, Linya-Linya is a brand known for its witty puns and relatable statements. These puns are paired with funny doodles, as well. In partnership with Jim Bacarro, Linya-Linya expands its brand.
WHAT’S NEW: They always post designs and updates on their Facebook page!
WHAT WE LOVE: Who doesn’t love puns? Every Filipino can relate to their witty statements, which make their products more special.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy their shirts and other products online, or check their branches at their website.
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